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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Apr 5, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; The Budweiser Clydesdales runs around the warning track prior to the St. Louis Cardinals home opener against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

Cardinals ticket subscription and day of tickets are back

June 10, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals’ 2021 Budweiser Ballpark Pass is on sale now at cardinals.com/ballparkpass.  The ticket subscription service gives fans the opportunity to attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month for a monthly fee of $34.99. On...

Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports

5 things for the Cardinals to do in order to maintain momentum

DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 21, 2021

With the Chicago Cubs rolling into town for the first time in two years and a lineup that is starting to come together, the St. Louis Cardinals are poised to make a statement as May turns the corner to June. Can the Birds keep it going, or will they hit...

‘11 in 11’ captures the emotions of an incredible Cardinals World Series championship

‘11 in 11’ captures the emotions of an incredible Cardinals World Series championship

ALEC BARIS, DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER May 20, 2021

The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals took fans on a wild ride, ultimately leading to their 11th World Series Championship. Years after, I still can’t put into words the experience of witnessing Game 6 in person. Fortunately, Benjamin Hochman has the words. Hochman,...

Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports

Stop complaining about Harrison Bader’s attitude and just appreciate what he’s doing at the plate

DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 18, 2021

One of the most overlooked things from the shortened and halfway embarrassing St. Louis Cardinals' 2020 season was the Harrison Bader performance at the plate. While the batting average wasn't anything to write home about, the outfielder raised his slugging...

Elie Kligman in action for Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas. (Courtesy of Kligman)

This Sabbath-observant baseball phenom has his eyes on a Major League career. Can it be done?

Rob Charry April 23, 2021

(JTA) — Is it possible to play Major League Baseball while being a Sabbath-observant Jew? It’s a question that could have an answer within the next few years if Elie Kligman, an 18-year-old from Las Vegas, has anything to say about it. Kligman...

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Dylan Carlson hits a RBI single during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on April 17. (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports)

Searching for the perfect (or at least better) Cardinals’ lineup

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light April 19, 2021

Fifteen games into the 2021 season, the St. Louis Cardinals look aimless one day and hopeful the next. Leaving Philadelphia after another series loss, they will carry a record of 7-8 into a mid-week series with the Washington Nationals in the nation's...

The Cardinals’ Jewish pitcher Rob Kaminsky grew up in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 

Cardinals’ Jewish left-hander Kaminsky hopes for a playoff role

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor August 27, 2020

Move over, Jason Marquis. Fourteen years after Marquis last played for the Cardinals, the team again has a Jewish pitcher: Rob Kaminsky. The team promoted the left-hander from its alternate training site Aug. 15, and he made his major league debut a...

Alan Makovsky (right) traveled from Washington D.C. to his hometown to attend the St. Louis Baseball Writers’ Dinner along with his brother Don (left) and grand-nephew Tani on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Marriott Grand Hotel downtown.   

Redbirds of a feather

Ellen Futterman, Editor January 23, 2020

Here’s a fun fact: A member of the Makovsky family has attended at least one World Series game each time the Cardinals have advanced to baseball’s finals. So it should come as no surprise that Jewish Light Associate Editor Eric Berger would bump...

Art Shamsky will be speaking at the Jewish Book Festival Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.  

University City native Art Shamsky chronicles years after ’69 Miracle Mets

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in Chief Emeritus October 31, 2019

It is hard to get your arms around the fact that it has been a half-century since the 1969 New York Mets evolved from the “Lovable Losers” of Major League Baseball to the “Miracle Mets” who defied all odds to win the World Series of that year....

Rabbi Menachem Tendler

Cardinals’ game pass program is a hit with clergy

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR May 9, 2019

Some time ago — he’s not actually sure when — Rabbi Hershey Novack received an email about a St. Louis Cardinals program that provided local clergy with free season passes to games. Novack, the co-director of Chabad on Campus at Washington University,...

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Patrick Smith July 18, 2018

Alex Bregman posing with the MVP trophy after his home run helped the American League defeat the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 17, 2018. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

‘Heading Home:The Tale of Team Israel’

Baseball, patriotism on deck in ‘Tale of Team Israel’

BY ERIC BERGER, STAFF WRITER May 31, 2018

During last year’s World Baseball Classic, after Israel defeats a team from a country with a more storied baseball history, a reporter from that country sends a line drive at the Team Israel manager at a press conference: “What is your opinion on...

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